wars of the roses


This is post 5 of 5 in the series “Women in history” The eldest child of Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville, Elizabeth of York was born at Westminster on 11th February, 1466. Elizabeth’s parents had married secretly at Grafton Manor, soon after her father’s accession to the throne. Her mother, Elizabeth Woodville, was the daughter […]


This is post 4 of 5 in the series “Women in history” Lady Anne Neville (11 June 1456 – 16 March 1485) was an English queen, the daughter of Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick (the “Kingmaker”). She became Princess of Wales as the wife of Edward of Westminster and then Queen of England as […]


This is post 3 of 5 in the series “Women in history” Margaret Beaufort Countess of Richmond and Derby (31 May 1443 – 29 June 1509) was the mother of King Henry VII and paternal grandmother of King Henry VIII of England. She was a key figure in the Wars of the Roses and an […]


This is post 2 of 5 in the series “Women in history” Jacquetta of Luxembourg, Countess Rivers(1415/1416 – 30 May 1472) was the elder daughter of Peter I, Count of Saint-Pol, Conversano and Brienne and his wife Margaret de Baux (Margherita del Balzo of Andria).   She was a relatively long-lived figure in the Wars […]


This is post 1 of 5 in the series “Women in history” Elizabeth Woodville (c. 1437 – 8 June 1492) was Queen consort of England as the spouse of King Edward IV from 1464 until his death in 1483. At the time of her birth, her family was mid-ranked in the English aristocracy. Her first […]

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